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Intern, US Strategy, (Fall 2019)
Washington DC
The intern will provide support to the US-based resource mobilization and private sector partnerships team in the areas including, but not limited to, research, document creation, database management, and administrative support.
US Strategy
Senior Manager, US Strategy
Key results expected:
  • Work directly with US Strategy team to support evolving project needs in a fast-paced environment;
  • In-depth research as requested on subjects ranging from biosecurity strategies to investigating potential private sector partners and points of synergy with Gavi;
  • Supporting the development of briefings and backgrounders for senior Gavi leadership on a range of global health, political, and private sector subjects;
  • Attend key events within the DC area and report back to the team (both US and Geneva teams as relevant) on matters of interest to the organization;
  • Gain global health skills and knowledge, including advocacy activities and stakeholders, US foreign assistance budgets and legislation, as well as private sector partnerships supporting Gavi’s work and mission.
  • Support staff in drafting various types of documents, including but not limited to presentations, briefs, event reports, and PowerPoints for meetings, events, and various activities linked to donor relations and prospecting new supporters in private sector;
  • Conduct research on prospective private sector partners and their strategic engagement with Gavi;
  • As directed, conduct legislative research to understand its impact on Gavi, and provide content-based research on various subjects of interest (e.g. US biosecurity preparedness);
  • Support the development and review of fact sheets, reports, and briefing materials for use with U.S. government officials as well as with prospective new partners;
  • Assist staff with logistics for events and meetings;
  • Attend think tank events in DC and report back to the team on key actions/themes.
  • Assist the team with knowledge/database management;
  • Assist with developing and managing a social media platform for the Director of US Strategy.

·       Minimum of 2 years previous office experience required.

  • Strong writing abilities;
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office Applications, Outlook, Word, Excel, and especially PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced, open environment; Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  •  Strong knowledge of social media platforms and experience with media relations;
  • Must be a team player, personable, and able to work well with others.
  • Fluent in English; French desirable.
Academic background and experience in public administration, international relations or development, business, public health or other related fields.
Internal contacts:
  • The Gavi Secretariat.
 External contacts:
  • Gavi partners and stakeholders.
Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
If you wish to apply, please visit our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on "Intern, US Strategy (Fall 2019)." Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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